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Travel Tips for International Travelers

Travel tips are a quick, easy way to get the inside scoop on specific travel destinations, learn to save money on travel services, discover good health and security practices, find timely travel deals and more. Learning from those who have been there will make your trip a more rewarding experience. We are constantly adding to our international travel tips directory so be sure to bookmark this web page. The tip of the week is:

Packing Your Carry-On

Your carry-on bag can be a real life saver, especially if your luggage gets lost. Here is a sample list of items you might want to pack in your carry-on.

  • Passport
  • Pens and pencils
  • Tickets
  • Camera, film, batteries
  • Itinerary
  • Multi-media accessories
  • Travelerís checks
  • Zip-lock or plastic bags (seal)
  • International certificate of vaccination
  • Dictionary or phrasebook
  • Maps
  • Laundry items - detergent
  • Money belt of pouch
  • Clothes-brush
  • Extra glasses, contact lenses and prescriptions
  • Inflatable hanger or two
  • Combination lock
  • Rubber sink stopper
  • Address , notebook or journal and small pad of paper
  • First aid kit - bandages
  • Daypack
  • Moleskin for blisters
  • Pocket flashlight for each traveler
  • Analgesic
  • Net shopping bag
  • Antiseptic towelettes
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Anti-malaria pills
  • Thermometer in hard case
  • Nail clipper & Tweezers
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush and paste, extra dental floss
  • Ear plugs and eye shade
  • Soap and soap dish
  • Binoculars in hard case
  • Shampoo
  • Roll of transparent tape
  • Moisturizer
  • Adapter
  • Lip balm
  • Transistor radio, CD or walkman, MP3player
  • Small towel and washcloth
  • Musical instrument ( if appropriate)
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Razor, blades and shaving cream

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